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Catalog Number X1900.03.01
Object Name Hat
Dimensions H-6 W-8 L-15 inches
Date 1875
Notes Hat made out of brown bear's head, ornamented with bear claws. This hat was worn by Nez Perce Chief Eagle of the Light who refused to join Chief Joseph in his war against the whites. Two bear claws on each side. Ears, eye locations still present. Visor is bound with red stroud cloth.
Search Terms Nez Perce
Native American
American Indian
Bear
Headwear